Kristi Marion

Kristi was born and raised just up the road in Mount Airy (a.k.a. Mayberry) and frequented Winston-Salem often growing up for school field trips, shopping, and dining. After attending Appalachian State University, and a brief stint living in Southern Virginia, Kristi returned to Winston-Salem, NC in 1999 and began her work in non-profit, public relations and writing. She and her family enjoy the convenience of living near downtown Winston-Salem. She enjoys the arts, photography and cooking. "I'm a small town girl at heart, but Winston-Salem isn't an overwhelming city. It is rich with friendly people, history, culture and has a vibrant art community and that is why I am proud to call this "My Winston-Salem!"

My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for January 3-6, 2013

 

ice skating skate ljvm coliseum annex public

Top Family Fun Pick:
Public Ice Skating

  • Now through January 31, 2013
  • Skate times vary, see schedule
  • Joel Coliseum Annex
  • Admission: $6, skate rental $3
  • www.ljvm.com
Public ice skating is back at the LJVM Coliseum Annex. Skate times vary daily. Call (336) 727-2978 for information about public skating times and lessons. Special events include Friday Night Ice Jams. Group discount rates are available. Note: There is also a spectator fee of $1.

 

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The Avett Brothers Shine

Technically, they are not from Winston-Salem, but the Carolina boys comprising the rootsy, folk rock band The Avett Brothers are from nearby Concord, North Carolina, and are beloved across our state and nation. We behind the scenes here at MyWinston-Salem.com are fans ourselves and couldn’t resist sharing the love. And if you’ve seen the Avetts …

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My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for December 27-31, 2012

peter and the wolf old salem carolina chamber symphony players

Top Kids' Pick:
Peter & The Wolf

  • Thursday, December 27, 2012
  • 11AM & 1PM
  • James A. Gray Auditorium, Old Salem Visitors Center
  • 900 Old Salem Rd
  • Tickets: $5 
  • www.carolinachambersymphony.org
Enjoy this musical fairy tale with the whole family. The Carolina Chamber Symphony Players woodwind quintet and percussion perform Sergei Prokofiev's classic, Peter and the Wolf with special guest narrator, Lesley Hunt.

 

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Chad’s Carolina Corn

Chads Carolina Corn

Chad’s Carolina Corn is a locally owned and operated gourmet popcorn company. His popcorn is of such good taste and quality, that owner, Chad Huskey, is not afraid to put his name or his face on it. A popcorn addict himself, Chad began making batches of his popular popcorn by hand. Quickly the demand grew …

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My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for December 20-23, 2012

 

Korner's Folly victorian christmas kernersville

Victorian Christmas At          Korner's Folly

  • Thursday-Saturday 10AM-5PM
  • Candlelight Tour Saturday 6-9PM
  • Sunday 1-5PM
  • 413 S. Main St., Kernersville
  • Admission: Adults $10; Kids 6-18 $6, 5 & under free
  • www.kornersfolly.org

Explore the 22 rooms of Korner's Folly, a 131 year old home, all decked out in Victorian Christmas decorations. Enjoy the special candlelight tour Saturday night. All visitors must arrive at least one hour before closing.

 

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My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for December 6-9, 2012

 

nutcracker ballet uncsa

Top Theatre Pick:
UNCSA's The Nutcracker

  • Saturday, December 8, 2PM & 7:30PM
  • Sunday, December 9, 2PM
  • UNCSA's Stevens Center
  • 405 W. Fourth St 
  • www.uncsa.edu

This enchanting classic ballet, The Nutcracker is a proud tradition of the UNCSA, and a Winston-Salem holiday tradition for many. The fantastic talent of the dancers, wearing exquisite costumes, set to live orchestra music is simply magical.  

 

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My Winston-Salem Weekend Roundup for November 29-December 2, 2012

Old Salem Candle Tea Moravian

Top Holiday Pick:
Candle Tea At Old Salem

Now in its 83rd year, the Candle Tea at Old Salem is a Winston-Salem Christmas tradition. Guides in period costume provide a tour of the Single Brothers House, where guests get to experience the traditional Moravian music, scenes and beeswax candle-making demonstration, as well as taste Moravian sugar cake and coffee. Proceeds benefit several charitable organizations.

 

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